Vernon Burwell's Sculpture Garden Vernon Burwell( 1916 - 1990 )

About the Artist/Site

Vernon Burwell grew up in a sharecropping community in North Carolina. He lived with many different families while young and eventually got a job working for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. A self-taught artist, when Burwell retired he began making sculptures and created an environment of painted and concrete animals and other figures, which he displayed in his yard. His work was applauded by many curators and museums, and he is featured in volume one of "Souls Grown Deep," by Bill Arnett. 

*Text courtesy of Kohler Foundation, Inc. 

Materials

concrete

Map & Site Information


Rocky Mount, NC, 27801 us

Status

Relocated (incl. Museums)

Address

Rocky Mount, NC, 27801, us

Built

begun in the late 1970s

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